“The way I see it today, in light of developments in industry, even in spite of it, you my friends are the future of craft skill. You are the ones your children and grandchildren will look to and say, ‘my parents, my grandparents, were highly skilled people and they cared about skill and the arts enough to preserve it in our family.’”

Paul Sellers

“That population happened to have dark skin. The missionaries would have felt the same had they evangelized newly discovered islands of Scandinavia. The early missionary letters and literature are remarkably free of overtly racist epithets, not least because they discovered the Hawaiians to be quick and perceptive and intelligent enough to have emerged from a culture with no written language to the highest literacy rate in the world in less than a generation.”

James L. Haley
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

“Mei Yao-ch'en says: ‘The only chance of life lies in giving up all hope of it.’”

Sun Tzu
The Art of War